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Faith Academy of Marble Falls is located at 3151 RR 1431 East. Call (830) 798-1333 or go to famf.org for more information. File photo

Faith Academy AD resigns to take San Antonio coaching job

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Jeremy Wentrcek has resigned as the athletic director at Faith Academy of Marble Falls to become the head football coach and athletic director at The Christian School at Castle Hills in San Antonio. The Marble Falls academy made the official announcement June 20. (more…)

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Crystal Shipley

New volleyball, assistant boys coaches at Burnet High School

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet High School volleyball team has a new head coach, and the school district didn’t have to look far to find her. Officials hired Crystal Shipley, a Burnet Middle School coach who has been with Burnet Consolidated Independent School District for 14 years. (more…)

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Burnet 7-on-7

Burnet 7-on-7 squad snags state ticket on last-second score

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet Bulldogs are back at the state 7-on-7 football tournament for the 10th time in 11 years, and they earned the spot in dramatic fashion at their own qualifying tournament May 25. (more…)

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Stephen Shipley returns as Faith’s head football coach

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO After stepping down as Faith Academy’s head football coach three years ago, Stephen Shipley is back in the red and black. Faith Academy of Marble Falls officials made the announcement May 23. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School football coach Brian Herman

New Marble Falls football coach looking for ‘ah-ha’ moments

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Brian Herman’s not looking at a timeline for how long it will take his players to learn and buy into the Slot-T offense. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School coaching changes

Marble Falls says goodbye to baseball coach, hello to football coordinator additions

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Changes continue to happen in the Marble Falls High School athletics department. The school district is looking for a new head baseball coach after Russell Reichenbach resigned to return to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. (more…)

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Casey Schubert takes over as head volleyball coach at Burnet High School. File photo

Burnet has new head volleyball and softball coaches, offensive coordinator for football

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Technically, Burnet High School is getting two new head coaches for the 2019-20 school year, though one has worn Bulldogs green in the past. (more…)

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Midwestern State University quarterback Layton Rabb, a 2014 Llano High School graduate, accepted invitations to rookie minicamps for the San Franciso 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams. Rabb completed his eligibility at MSU in 2018 and has been training for a professional football career the past several months. Photo courtesy of Midwestern State University

Ex-Llano QB Layton Rabb gets calls from 49ers and Rams

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Former Llano Yellow Jackets quarterback Layton Rabb is taking the next step toward his career goal: earning a spot on an NFL roster. (more…)

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Brian Herman

New MFHS football coach had stints in Lockhart, Liberty Hill

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Seconds after the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the hire of Brian Herman as the new head football coach and boys athletic coordinator April 15, Herman, his wife, Nicole, and their children, Faith, Isabella, and Brody, walked up to the podium. (more…)

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Among the Marble Falls High School football starting positions open in 2019 is quarterback with Luke Nail in the mix. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls superintendent hopes to have new football coach by April board meeting

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Chris Allen hopes to present a new head football coach to the Board of Trustees by April. But that depends on how quickly he can find the right fit. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School head football coach Mike Birdwell (standing, middle) announced his resignation March 11 via social media. He is pictured here with players Sam May (standing, left) and Josh Whitecotton and Elijah Todd (kneeling, left), Glenn Thomas, and Dillon Mayberry. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls head football coach Mike Birdwell resigns

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls High School head football coach and boys athletic coordinator Mike Birdwell has resigned, announcing his decision March 11 via Twitter. (more…)

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Members of the Burnet High School football team on Jan. 21 helped two Lake LBJ residents in Kingsland affected by the October flood. Players bagged trash and put debris into burn piles. Courtesy photo

Burnet students put Dr. King’s words into action on service day

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Be the best you can be so you can best help the team. That’s what Burnet High School head football coach Jerod Rye repeated to his players over and over again the past several weeks. It struck him, however, that maybe actions were better than words. (more…)

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Midwestern State University quarterback Layton Rabb, a 2014 Llano High School graduate, is entering the NFL Draft. He was a recording-breaking two-year starter for the Mustangs. Photo courtesy of Midwestern State University

Former Llano quarterback Layton Rabb entering NFL Draft

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Layton Rabb bet on himself and won. That has been the great lesson for the athlete since graduating from Llano High School in 2014. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior quarterback Andrew Stripling (seated, middle) signed his National Letter of Intent to play for Abilene Christian University on Dec. 19 in Max Copeland Gym as parents Kay and Kyle Stripling (seated) and siblings Mike and Sarah looked on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls quarterback Andrew Stripling signs with Abilene Christian University

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Even when Andrew Stripling was a Marble Falls Middle School quarterback, everyone in the Highland Lakes knew he was going to be special. They could see it as he ran former head coach Matt Green’s spread offense as an eighth- and ninth-grader. (more…)

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Kurt Jones addresses the Bulldogs after a practice during the 2018 season. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Kurt Jones sees opportunity in restructured Burnet CISD role

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO No one knows better than Kurt Jones the challenges of being the head football coach and athletic director at a school where the standard is set high. Being the head football coach at Burnet High School is an everyday job: one that requires watching massive amounts of film, developing offseason training […]

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Burnet sophomore running back Marcus Escamilla looks for running room after taking a handoff from sophomore quarterback Mathew Tippie. The Bulldogs lost 42-28 to Taylor on Nov. 9 to end their season. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet CISD makes changes at head football coach, other district positions

FROM STAFF REPORTS Burnet Consolidated Independent School District officials unveiled sweeping changes in its administrative department Dec. 10, including at head football coach. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior receiver and kicker Cameron Bowles will represent the Flames on the South All-Star six-man football team on Dec. 15 when it plays the North squad. His head coach, Jeremy Wentrcek, will be a defensive coach for the South. Faith Academy is hosting the contest. Kickoff is 3 p.m. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Faith Academy trifecta in upcoming All-Star football game

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Faith Academy of Marble Falls is filling three spots in the upcoming All-Star six-man football game: one by senior Cameron Bowles, one by head coach Jeremy Wentrcek, and the last by the school’s home turf, which is playing host to the contest. (more…)

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Llano senior quarterback Cade Fly received words of encouragement after the Yellow Jackets’ 62-31 area-round loss to Corpus Christi West Oso on Nov. 23. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano falls to West Oso 62-31 in area-round football contest

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Llano High School football season ended Nov. 23 in a 62-31 loss to Corpus Christi West Oso in the area round of the playoffs. (more…)

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Llano High School head coach Matt Green and senior lineman Tyler Lindell with the bi-district championship trophy after the Yellow Jackets defeated Hondo 21-14 in overtime Nov. 16. Llano now faces Corpus Christi West Oso. The game kicks off at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at Alamo Stadium, 760 Stadium Drive in San Antonio. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

After Thanksgiving Day practice, Llano faces ‘explosive’ West Oso in area round

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Llano High School football team will start Thanksgiving Day with a 7:30 a.m. practice as they prepare for Corpus Christi West Oso on Friday. (more…)

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Faith Academy Flames lose their first-round contest 50-0

Faith Academy Flames lose their first-round contest 50-0

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team’s season ended in Amarillo with a 50-0 playoff loss to San Jacinto Christian Academy on Nov. 17. (more…)

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Llano High School football coach Matt Green congratulates the Yellow Jackets after their 21-14 overtime win against Hondo for a bi-district championship Nov. 16.

Llano defeats Hondo in overtime for 21-14 bi-district win

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Llano High School football team captured a bi-district championship Nov. 16 in a game the Yellow Jackets had to claw, fight, and overcome challenges to win. (more…)

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Faith Academy’s Travis Hughes raced for yardage during the Flames’ 76-64 win Nov. 9 against the Round Rock Christian Crusaders. Faith earned a trip to Amarillo to face Amarillo San Jacinto Christian Academy in the first round of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools playoffs. Kickoff is 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton 

Faith Flames on the road to Amarillo to open the playoffs

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Last year, the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team played five games before forfeiting the rest of the season. (more…)

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Llano in rematch against Hondo to kick off the postseason

Llano in rematch against Hondo to kick off the postseason

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Llano High School football team will face a familiar opponent to kick off the 2018 playoffs: Hondo. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Alamo Stadium, 760 Stadium Drive in San Antonio. (more…)

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Burnet sophomore running back Marcus Escamilla looks for running room after taking a handoff from sophomore quarterback Mathew Tippie. The Bulldogs lost 42-28 to Taylor on Nov. 9 to end their season. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

No time off: Season is over, but Burnet looking toward 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet High School football team is wasting no time in starting its offseason program. (more…)

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Llano blanks Eastside Memorial 58-0, faces Hondo in bi-district

Llano blanks Eastside Memorial 58-0, faces Hondo in bi-district

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Llano High School football team needed only 19 offensive snaps to secure a 58-0 win against Austin Eastside Memorial on Nov. 9. (more…)

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Faith Academy’s Case Coleman outran two Round Rock Christian Crusaders to the end zone for a Flames touchdown. Faith won 76-64, setting up a playoff showdown on Saturday, Nov. 17, against Amarillo San Jacinto Christian in Amarillo. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton 

With win, Faith Flames on their way to Amarillo as playoffs begin

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The Faith Academy of Marble Falls fans, braving the cold night, played George Strait’s “Amarillo by Morning” as the clock wound down Nov. 9 with the Flames poised to win their final regular season game and punch their ticket to the High Plains city on Nov. 17. (more…)

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